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— by Michael Lombardi, CFP, MBA While the mood of consumers and investors is improving, the damage to the economy caused by the credit crisis will take years to repair itself. At this point, one can confidently say this is the worse recession we've had since the Great…

— by George Leong, B. Comm. The past week could be described as jumpy, as investors were on edge and were not clear of wanting to bid the markets higher. As we move deeper into the fourth-quarter earnings period, so far it has been mixed and the guidance…

— by Mitchell Clark, B. Comm. Chinese stocks are starting to come alive again and this is evident in their domestic market as well as in U.S.-listed Chinese stocks. Two companies that we've talked about a lot in this column are moving higher in the stock market right…

— by Anthony Jasansky, P. Eng. The devastation of this once-in-a-century bear market has gone beyond equity and credit markets. Over the last 18 months, the big "bad" bear has also rendered useless many of the sophisticated market theories and models, as well as various investment rules and…

— by George Leong, B. Comm. The current market is trading with caution and is unable to hold above some key technical resistance levels. Failure to break higher could see the major indices trade in a sideways consolidation channel. The chart of the NASDAQ is continuing to show…

Being a big believer in the theory that the stock market always gives investors a second chance to get in or out, it looks like that second opportunity is finally starting to develop for gold and gold stock investors. This morning gold bullion is trading around $920.00 U.S.…

Virtually the only stocks that are going up in this market are gold stocks. Not even the large oil and gas stocks are going up anymore, even with the price of a barrel of oil recently hitting a new record high. You know that when gold is strong…

Like most other investors, my expectations for 2008 have been dramatically reduced. It's very likely that we won't see any new uptrend in stock prices perhaps until after the Presidential election. As I've written before, it isn't that there is a lack of fast-growing, exciting companies in which…

About four years ago, the Canadian dollar was a joke on the currency markets. Today, it is perhaps the biggest story in North America. In the spirit of a true underdog, the Canadian dollar went from a low of CDN$0.62/US$1.00 in 2002 to today's rate of CDN$0.94/US$1.00. Percentage-wise,…

One company that I brought to your attention about a month continues to amaze with its solid price performance on the stock market. This, at a time when stock market action was pretty lackluster. The company that I'm referring to is Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ/ZUMZ), which was once a…